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Bottom line demands by minor parties destabilising

Bottom line demands by minor parties destabilising

"Bottom line demands by minor parties are destabilising and undemocratic" said Dr Jamie Whyte. "Colin Craig says referenda being binding is a bottom line and now Winston Peters says a Royal Commission is a bottom line. Polls say the vast majority of voters think the economy, education and health are far more important than either issue. Both men are prepared to overthrow the will of the people.”

ACT has survived 18 years and achieved more policy wins because we do not believe in making bottom line demands. A party's influence should reflect its electoral support. In ACT's case everyone knows ACT always supports lower taxes, less Nanny state and more personal responsibility. With New Zealand First and the Conservatives you never know how they will vote on an issue. Today it is a Royal Commission but tomorrow who knows. The Conservatives and NZ First just make whatever they think will give them a headline a bottom line. It makes for unstable government."

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